Wednesday, April 15, 2015

HaPpY mAiL dAy ... part two

Yesterday two packages arrived... one was my goodie bag... (have you ordered yours yet?) and the other was the new stuff from the new Seasonal Expressions!!

Here's what arrived!!

Here's the new products received on Tuesday!!  What fun!!a new card kit, two new fun and fabulous paper kits, great new stamps and bling... So excited about the new Washi tape!

Here's a close up!  What are you excited about in the new seasonal expressions?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Hostess Club/ WOTG

What a great night!!  We welcomed two Newbies!  Chris and Pam!  So glad to have you ladies join us tonight!

They had their choice of two layouts... Will post the second layout tomorrow... I forgot to take a photo of it... 

Here's my layout... inspired by Laura Ryan! It's a fun and fabulous Layout!!

And Here are their creations!!

This was Chris's first time with us!  and isn't her first layout just lovely!!  (Chris worked on four layouts tonight... and just has to assemble or add embellishment to them later)

Dulce loves this older paper pack... and love what she did with the swirls!!

Kathy followed Dulce's lead and created this adorable birthday layout!!

This was Pam's first time as well and Looky looky!  She did great (in fact she did two layouts because she enjoyed doing the first one so much)

Theresa created a lovely Easter Layout!  The eggs are cut from the Art Philosphy cartridge!! Eggcellant!!  LOL!!

And Theresa also had enough fun that she wanted to do another layout as well! perfect papers for these pics wouldn't you say?

And thanks to Pizza Hut for making the pizzas!!  

A perfect night of creativity!!

Happy Mail Day!!

Yeah!!  Lots of good things came in the mail today!

First let's talk about the Goodie bag!  I purchased the $35 goodie bags and here's what was in it... 

Lots of accents!!  So excited about all of the neat stuff that was in it!!

Pear and Partridge Picture My Life cards $15
Z1820 For Always Textiles $9
Z1904 Base and Bling adhesive strips $4
Z1914 Season's Tweetings gift bags $7
Z1861 Ruby Accents $5
Z1837 Wooden Accents $5
Z1844 Trinkets wooden shapes $4
Z1857 Rosewood Accents $5
Z1893 Base and Bling red jewels $4
Z1874 Base and Bling Neckace $7
Z1862 Black accents $5

So adding this up, it's about $70 worth of products for just $35!!!  

Woot woot!!  There is a online party for April Goodie Bags!  

And everyone who orders a goodie bag online, will be eligible for a drawing for $25 in free product (some restrictions apply).  

So head on over to my OBA or Online Business Account, join the April Goodie Bag order and buy one thing at regular price and then order that days Goodie Bag!  The Goodie Bags change every day and there are five different price points... 

It's just so exciting!!  And fun to get a great surprise in the mail!!

Who's going to order their goodie bag today??  LMK what you received!!


Monday, April 13, 2015

April Hostess Club and Workshop on the Go

Tuesday is Hostess club and WOTG.

April's Feature is Brushed!  

I have really enjoyed working with this kit!  It's so bright and springy!!

This first layout will be the hostess club layout. It was inspired by Laura Ryan!!  Love this Springy layout!!

This layout is featured in the brochure and I loved the background sponging!  Lots of great techniques on this lovely layout!  The only thing different from the brochure is that extra strip of pear at the bottom of the page... It just felt a little more finished with it.

The is the basically the same layout as in the book, but most of my clients who do WOTG have boys... so I changed the color scheme a bit and and used Pink Washi tape since the green washi tape is more of a bright green than a blue green.  Also, it's nice to show how easy it is to change things up a bit and still use the same design plan.  

I hope to do at least one more layout tomorrow!  There was lots of cutting out on these layouts ... just be forewarned!  And it was so totally worth it!

Ribbons for sale

Ribbons for sale $5 each... Shipping is extra

Z1617 Dark chocolate striped (2) 5 yds 
Bulk 214 cotton candy puffs 10 yds
Z1102 3/8 grosgrain colonial white 20 yds
Z1732 Color ready seam binding ribbon 10 yds
3/4 grosgrain ribbon white
bulk 116 sorbet ribbon with white dashes
bulk 125 chocolate organdy with white spots
Z209 White daisy organdy (narrow) (PENDING SALE)
Z103 bubble organdy
Z245 vinyard berry grosgrain
Z1867 Jute ribbon (2) 5yds
Z1133 3/8 ricrac ribbon white 12 yds (PENDING SALE)
Z100 white organdy ribbon (wide) 25 yds 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April Shoebox Cards

Hi All!  Thanks for stopping by to check out our fun and fabulous cards!  What a fun and busy night we had!  Thanks Dulce for the awesome Corn dip!  

Tonight we laughed, we stamped, we scored, we sprayed glue, we colored, we embossed and we smooched... it was a night to remember with great cards too!

So Here they are!!

This is my bold card!!  It uses the Black from the Paper Fundementals (Basic Color group), Black Shimmer trim and fun buttons and it's a great way to use of strips of scraps!!  This card was inspired by Connie McFarlane!!  

Anita Showed us a new technique that she called watercolor with out the water... We swiped the pink, then stamped off, then smooshed it into green ink and stamped (repeat 3 times) then add stems and leaves as desired and then pressure emboss!  Clever clever... The greeting is also bumped under the TE in Celebrate with a dimensional.  Lovely!!

Dulce's card converted into a post-it-note holder!  and it was amazingly simple too!  4x12 strip of cardstock folded in half and then fold one of those in half.  Add the B&T paper to the bottom 1/4  strip and there it is!  Neat as can be!!  The post it notes hold the greeting up!  She also shared that a photo could be used as well as the B&T paper.  Super cute and fun!!

Julie always has an amazing project for us to do!  these darling cards are quick and fun to make.  

Tall card... We used 8.5 X 11 white cardstock and scored... one at 4.25 the long way, then turned and scored at 2.75 and 8.25. Cut off two of the corners (making sure to cut the flap a little bit smaller to ensure that the outer flaps will close.  Then we had one patterned and one cardstock pieces 4x12 and cut one of each at 5.25x4 and patterned paper in the inside and cardstock on the outside.  Then we cut the flaps... 5.25 and then cut them at 2 inches, this time the cardstock was in the inside and the B&T was on the outside.  We did make a belly band as well

Short card. Score 8.5x11 at 5.5 the short way.  Then turn and score at 2 1/8 and flip it around and score at 2 1/8 again. Follow same procedure as above.
5.25x4 patterned and solid, and 5x4 cut at 2.5 and decorate the flaps. You Rock Jules!!

Kathy loves collages... so tonight she shared with us a fun and fabulous card!  First we smooched gold spray on the dark cardstock and the brown glitter spray on the envelope (let it dry before continuing).  Then we spray glued the skeleton leaf to adhere it to the cardstock... added feathers, ribbon, velum flower and a jewel. Also, we stamped the flower on the envelope and added some glitter glue and stamped it in the center of the flower.  It really is a very cool card... lots of steps, but so very cool!!

Lori was finally able to join us tonight!!  Yeah We missed you!!  She had these pieces ready to go and it was a quick and lovely card!  She borrowed Maria's cricut cartridge to cut out the skates and the snowflake.  The boots were embossed as was the card!  We did have to tie our own bow though!  What a darling Winter card!  Good thing Winter is over for most of us now!  And it will be fun to send it to someone next year!! Sweet Card Miss Lori!!

Melani gave us another great idea for using scraps!  These fun and fabulous cards are 3x3 in size but and just adorable!  A simple stamp in the center and 1/2 inch strips around the edge. a quick color job and some simple embellishments.  So Elegant!! and quick!!  Love them!!

We welcomed Dulce's friend Tory from Dunkerton for her first time and I think she really enjoyed it!  Thanks gals for coming and sharing your toys and ideas with us!  And thanks Julie for saying that you look forward to this night all month!  It so much fun being crafty together!!

See ya next month (Tuesday May 5th) Hey... that's Cinco De Mayo!!  what fun!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

April News

Hi Everyone!  

What a good feeling to see the sun and know that Spring is finally here!!  Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather and getting out once in a while and even opening the windows!  

Here's the scoop for April!!

The new Seasonal Expressions starts in April!!  It's so much fun and I can't wait to share it with you!  There are new booklets available... LMK if you want one!!  Also, it can be seen online here.  This booklet is good from April 1st thru August 31st.  (just a quick note, the paper kits sometimes run out at the end of the month, so be sure to order those earlier).

There are lots of darling new items in the book!!  I can't wait to show you!!  I am especially excited about the new washi tape, Boardwalk and Carnival!!

There are two new kits Blossom and Jackson and lots of great stamp sets... I love the Dizzy Circles stamp set that reminds me of spirograph!!

Be sure to check it out and let me know what your are excited about!!

April Constant Campaign

Deal of the day!!

Who loves a great deal??  For the next 30 days, CTMH will have a "Deal of the Day" Each day there will be a new grab bag offered (While supplies last) that anyone who orders anything at full retail from my website you will be able to to order the grab bag deal for that day as well.  

Grab bags will be featured at five price points from $35-$150. Some grab bags will offer double the retail value!  So check back every day for some great values!!  I have already ordered one and can't wait to see what's in it!!

OPTION for Hostess Club orders: Feel free to place an order online and have it count towards your hostess club order... Just know that only orders for retail priced items will be applied to hostess totals and that the actual "Deal of the Day" order does not count towards the hostess club total.

April SOTM

This fun and fabulous stampset is just $17.95... and with a $50 order, it can be yours for just $5!!  

Event Schedules

Tuesday April 7th Shoebox Cards... Starts at 7:00 pm.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Tuesday April 14th Hostess Club and WOTG starts at 5:00 pm feel free to arrive anytime after 5:00 up until 8:00 pm for plenty of time to complete your layout.  
Featured WOTG is Brushed

Tuesday May 5th is Shoebox cards 7:00 pm

Tuesday May 12th is Hostess Club door open at 5:00 pm.  

Saturday May 16th All Day Crop 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  $10 includes one meal.  Please RSVP!! 
Featured WOTG is Confetti Wishes

Tuesday June 2nd Shoebox cards at 7:00 pm

Tuesday June 9th Hostess Club doors open at 5:00 pm
Featured WOTG is Jackson

Tuesday July 7th Shoebox cards at 7:00 pm

Tuesday July 14th Hostess Club at 5:00 pm
Featured WOTG is Wanderful

Saturday July18th All day Crop 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Featured WOTG is Blossom

Tuesday August 3rd is Shoebox Card Club at 7:00 pm

***Satruday August 8th Bonus Crop 9:00 am to 9:00pm (note the crops will now be on the second Saturday) Crops will be in September and November
Featured WOTG is Seaside

***Tuesday August 18th Open House/Hostess Club (Note date change and this will be a permanent change... Hostess club will be on the third Tuesday of the month.)

Thank you to all my clients for your support and kindness!  It is my pleasure to be associated with such good people!  You bring Joy to my day!!